Project Manager

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Daryl Riley

As a Project Manager you will be managing multiple projects simultaneously across the strategic and transformational area (development of a cloud-based data hub) as well as business as usual deliverables, such as the deployment of existing predictive data systems to enable better support and high-profile communications and field work associated with critical institutional surveys.

Key responsibilities
As a Project Manager you will:

  • lead projects or work streams from start to close, ensuring the achievement of key deliverables within agreed time, cost and scope thresholds
  • work with key stakeholders to clarify the business benefits and products that are to be delivered together with the quality, time and cost criteria that are to be met
  • identify and facilitate the evaluation of different delivery options to enable key stakeholders to select an appropriate approach
  • develop and agree a work plan that identifies key activities, outputs and resource requirements and that provides a basis for monitoring performance
  • Manage the performance of team members (including consultants, vendors and other external suppliers) to ensure effective utilisation of these resources and that their outputs meet defined quality, time and cost criteria. Identify, agree and implement remedial actions where necessary
  • Identify and evaluate risks associated with the project, escalating where appropriate. Where necessary, develop, agree and implement solutions to overcome these
  • Adhere to project and financial governance and reporting processes to ensure that decisions are made by the right people at the right time and that you and the project’s key stakeholders can monitor, control and evaluate the performance of the project
  • Obtain stakeholder sign off of the completed products and deliver documentation that enables implementation, operation and ongoing support
  • Conduct assurance reviews within the project and facilitate the delivery of assurance reviews by independent third parties to give senior stakeholders confidence that the project can deliver to time, budget and quality
  • capture lessons learned from the project and share these with stakeholders and the project management community to enable performance improvement.

Skills and experience

Degree level education
IPMA Level D qualification (e.g. APMP), or equivalent skills and experience
Experience of managing the delivery of work in a project environment
Experience of leading a team to achieve work objectives
Awareness and understanding of ‘best practices’ in all aspects of project management.
Strong IT skills and the ability to use a range of software packages including Microsoft Office, Project and SharePoint
Understanding of Project Lite methodology and project approval process
Use of configured PPM Solution (Microsoft Project Server) for managing small projects and work streams (or equivalent in external recruitment)
Personal abilities and qualities

Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Relationship building and influencing skills.
Pragmatic approach to change and project management.
Demonstrate commitment and ownership of responsibilities.
Flexibility to accommodate critical requests and changing priorities and work well under pressure.
Logical and analytical approach to problem-solving.
Desire to challenge and question appropriately to determine and achieve best outcomes.
Able to quickly establish presence and credibility with stakeholders.

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